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is better able to turn out the vote. chief washington correspondent john harwood is at a phone bank where union members supporting the president are working hard to increase that turnout. this is critical, john. >> reporter: maria, this is the critical effort of this last four days of the election. the candidates are flying around. they're delivering their messages. tv ads are on the air. most aftof that messaging has already had its impact. now it's about both sides trying to mobilize the vote, especially in the eight or nine key states. here in this call center, they're working from 10:00 in the morning into the evening every day. they're phoning into the state of virginia right now with 13 electoral votes. that's a swing state barack obama carried four years ago that mitt romney wants to take away from him. business and other groups allied with the republican campaign are doing the same thing. the u.s. chamber of commerce, though they didn't want us to have a camera in their phone banks, say they're also making millions of calls this weekend. everyone is trying to goose the turnout. th
of trading advantage from the chicago mercantile exchange, steven guilfoil, john wood of j.j. w and associates from the nymex a few blocks away in lower man hat the tan and steven rosen from stock gen joins us from manhattan and bob pisani as well. steven guilfoil what an achievement to get things going, uphill battle. >> most of us have problems in our own neighborhoods, had to commute in, most of us had to drive in, maybe walk a great distance, but i'd say 80% to 90% of us are here and surprisingly the liquidity is here. the volume is about where it's supposed to be. >> john, what about the nymex one of the areas in the eye of the storm. what has it been like in terms of getting business back on track? >> we have problems with phones today and it was just the floor was probably about half full. it was just really a logistic nightmare just getting here. i live down in the jersey shore so just getting up here was quite a chore. you get back to the customers and towards the latter part of the trading day you saw a pickup a little bit. >> we want to get to breaking news, stand by,
, will air a benefit concert featuring bruce springsteen, john bon jovi, and others. you got to watch it. stay tuned. >>> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm maria bartiromo at the new york stock exchange. the bill,s market kicking off a new month with a solid rally. investors optimistic ahead of tomorrow's key october job report. >> tomorrow's employment numbers could have a major effect not only on wall street but on the presidential election as well. we'll get market experts to weigh in on that a little later. the other big story, of course, the continued fallout from hurricane sandy. if you have a car in new york, new jersey, other areas affected all along the coast, chances are you're having a hard time filling your gas tank. many stations are still closed. others are seeing huge lines. the question is how long is this going to last? we're going to get into that coming up. >> but first, let's look at where we stand as we approach this final stretch. the mark up 131 points on the dow. check it out. 1% higher on the industrial average. technol
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